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UTV product tests

HMF TWIN LOOP EXHAUST

-- Testing a very quiet exhaust -- For the Polaris RZR XP 1000 systems are available as a single slip-on system in the Titan series, a dual full system in the Titan and Performance series, or a Twin Loop System in the Titan-QS Series. HMF saw a 2–4-decibel increase with Quiet Cores installed on the slip-on and dual full system and 6–8 decibels without. The Twin Loop system is 8-10 decibels quieter than stock without losing any power. The Performance series dual full system has 9–11 horsepower and 5–7 pound-feet of torque…

VIKING COMPACT POWER PACK/JUMP-STARTER

-- Testing a handy product from Harbor Freight -- Harbor Freight’s Viking compact power pack/jump-starter uses a lithium battery to supply 221 amps of starting current and 450 peak amps in a 6 1/4 x 3 1/8 x 1 5/8-inch device. That’s enough to jump-start UTVs or cars with engines up to eight cylinders. This device has a powerful built-in flashlight and can also power or charge personal electronics from its 5-volt/2-amp USB output and supply 12-volt power from its 12-volt output. Jumper cables, car and wall chargers, a USB…

TOTES AIR COMPRESSOR

-- Testing the compact, $24.95, 260 PSI unit -- Totes air compressor is a compact, portable 12-volt compressor contained in a tire-shaped plastic housing. Totes claims the compressor can develop 260 psi. This compressor sells for $24.95, which is similar to other small 12-volt compressors. An air pressure gauge is incorporated into the housing, and the compressor comes with nozzles for sports balls and other inflatables. PERFORMANCE: Tires on our UTVs and UTV-hauling equipment always seem to need air, and small…

HARBOR FREIGHT MAGNETIC PARTS TRAY WITH HOOD

-- Testing a handy item when you're working on your UTV -- Magnetic parts trays are a big help with all kinds of work on UTVs. They provide a secure place to keep fasteners, loose parts and tools together while you work on your machine. The magnet lets you stick the tray to any steel surface near your work, and it holds parts in place even if it’s more convenient to position the tray vertically or upside down. Harbor Freight’s Pittsburgh 9 1/2-inch magnetic parts tray with a hood is larger than more common round parts…

K-UTV ROCK KNOCKERS

-- Testing them on a Can-Am X3 -- K-UTV developed Rock Knockers for the Can-Am Maverick X3 line. These rock flaps protect the rear wheels, brakes, hubs and suspension components from front-wheel roost, especially when using four-wheel drive. K-UTV also has Rock Knockers for Wildcat 1000s and is working on flaps for other UTV models. FEATURES: Rock Knockers have steel brackets that mount to the Can-Am X3 rear torsion-bar mounting bolts on each side of the frame. These brackets are powdercoated black, and the thick…

BOMBSHELL GEAR DOOR BAGS

-- Testing a handy item for RZRs and X3s -- What we have here are two door bag platforms with an integrated kneepad using a unique Molle pouch accessory system. Each kit or naked platform is sold in pairs for the driver and passenger doors. The $85 naked or $165 complete four-pouch kit compares to its competition from PRP ($65) and Pro Armor ($95) very well, but neither of those products are customizable like the Bombshell product. FEATURES: An endless array of pouches, bags and holsters can be installed wherever it…